Among many of the unflattering qualities often attributed to teenagers is messiness.
This was precisely the problem a Fort Stewart soldier, who did not want to be identified, was encountering with his daughter; the teenager, who he described as an honor roll student, had a terribly messy bedroom.
On Monday, he had finally had enough. While his daughter was in school, he moved everything out of her bedroom, and put it all in the family’s driveway.
He put a sign next to the pile of belongings that read, “Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time.”
The girl’s father said that while he did not want to treat his daughter like a soldier, he felt that he had to send her a message that she couldn’t ignore.
He also noted that his daughter was initially upset to discover that all of her belongings had been relocated, and that she had described the move as “extreme.”
In the end, however, it seems that both father and daughter might come away from the lesson feeling happy; they have hired a painter to come in and repaint Haley’s bedroom, in the hopes that she will keep it cleaner in the future.
The home is located on Mustang Lang in the Horse Creek subdivision of Ludowici in South Georgia.
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11High School Officer, 56, Second Employee Arrested For Having Sex With The Same 16-Year-Old Student
A former officer at Edgewood Independent School District’s police department in Texas has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child after a 16-year-old student told authorities that she had sex with him on school grounds.
56-year-old Manuel Hernandez is now in Bexar County Jail after the 16-year-old girl came forward saying that she had sex with the school officer in December of last year when she was just 15 years old.
The allegations come after another Edgewood ISD employee, a 44-year-old science teacher named Marcus Revilla, was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child after admitting to having sex with and impregnating the same 16-year-old girl as Hernandez.
As of last week, the Texas Rangers have officially taken over the investigation from San Antonio police, and now, Edgewood ISD has released a statement condemning both former employees.
"While investigating the incident involving the ex-Memorial High School teacher and his alleged relationship with a female student, Edgewood uncovered evidence that another staff member may have been involved with the same student from Memorial,” said the school in the statement. “Upon further investigation it was revealed that the second suspect is an ex-officer with the Edgewood Police Department. To avoid the appearance of bias or impropriety, Edgewood immediately reached out to the Texas Rangers, who have taken charge of this new facet of the investigation from its inception. Edgewood's dedication to student safety is absolute and the district wishes to assure the public that the actions of two individuals do not reflect the values of the overwhelming majority of EISD employees, whose commitment to the health and safety of its students is total. Let it be known that Edgewood will not tolerate conduct that violates employee-student boundaries; individuals who break that public trust will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible."
Edgewood ISD went to say that they are providing support to the teenage victim and her family while the investigation continues.
Birmingham teenager Manny Edwards was running to catch a late night bus when he ran into a bus stop and died. For obvious reasons, police are calling this a freak accident.
The 18-year-old was reportedly racing toward the bus station at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday night. He is said to have collapsed when he hit the stop at Hillmeads Road. According to witness accounts, he attempted to get to his feet, but then fell over again seconds later.
Passersby alerted authorities and Edwards was taken to a hospital. On the way to the hospital, paramedics performed CPR and first aid, but Edwards was pronounced dead shortly after.
“It’s shocking a young man could lose his life in such circumstances,” Detective Chief Inspector Simon Inglis said.
Inglis denied rumors that foul play was involved in Edwards’ death.
"I can assure people that is certainly not the case," Inglis said.
According to police, a post mortem examination will take place in due course.
A teen cancer survivor helped scientists make a huge breakthrough in research involving her own extremely rare disease.
At 12 years old, Elana Simon was diagnosed with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Currently, the only treatment that has any positive effect on this disease is surgery.
The now 18-year-old, along with her father Dr. Sanford Simon, who himself runs a cellular biophysics lab at New York’s Rockefeller University, Dr. Michael LaQuaglia, surgeon at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a team of gene specialists, and another anonymous survivor of the disease, all co-authored the study that made a breakthrough in the fight against this rare cancer.
“The team reported their breakthrough Thursday in the journal Science, saying they'd found a break in genetic material that left the "head" of one gene fused to the "body" of another,” reports the Parent Herald. “The result was an irregular protein formation inside the tumor but not in normal liver tissue, possibly leading to cancer growth.”
The study is extremely small, as only 15 tumors have been tested, but the abnormality has been found in all of them. Currently, the National Institutes of Health is helping Simon and her team find more participants for the study. On average, only 200 people a year are diagnosed with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, and most are adolescents or young adults.
A 16-year-old boy and his family have filed a lawsuit against the town of Rotterdam, New York, seeking $1 million in damages after two police officers broke the teen’s arm.
The incident was caught on camera back in October. It all started when police were called by Jacob Gocheski’s school bus driver who said that he didn’t feel he could safely transport the mentally ill student to school because of “threats that the student made in an aggressive manner.”
The bus was in the driveway of Gocheski’s home when the incident unfolded, and police can be seen on video attempting to get Gocheski off the bus. The two officers had difficulty getting him to respond, so they used physical force to pull him off the bus. Disturbingly, the officers go to place the teen’s arms behind him and wind up breaking one arm. It’s clear to see that the boy’s arm has been broken, and even sound of the bone snapping is clearly audible.
"There was clear and obvious use of excessive force," said the family’s attorney Kevin Luibrand. "They placed his arm in a position where they locked the arm and proceeded with significant force to break the arm between the shoulder blade and elbow, creating a displaced fracture." Luibrand also says that the officers threatened to “hog tie” Gocheski and “exerted enough force to snap one of the strongest bones in the human body."
Gocheski was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, but the lawsuit says that the arrest and charge were simply to cover up the fact that the officers broke the boy’s arm.
Still, Rotterdam Police Chief James Hamilton insists that the officers did nothing wrong, maintaining that they “followed department protocol and procedures."
Gocheski’s family is seeking $1 million in damages for the incident that left the teen’s arm broken.
11Teenage Girl Dies on Dublin Street After Pharmacist Refuses to Give Her an EpiPen Without a Prescription
A 14-year-old girl died recently after a pharmacy wouldn’t give her mother an EpiPen that would have stopped an allergic reaction to peanuts.
Emma Sloan was out to eat with her family when she ordered what she thought was curry sauce from a Chinese restaurant. The sauce turned out to be satay, which is made with peanuts, and a short time later, Sloan complained of trouble breathing.
She began to have a severe allergic reaction from ingesting the peanuts, so her mother ran around the corner to a pharmacy to ask them for an EpiPen. The EpiPen is a pocket-sized shot of adrenaline that reverses the effects of an allergic reaction, and had they been able to get their hands on one, they could have saved Sloan’s life.
The pharmacist, however, denied Sloan’s mother Caroline an EpiPen because she didn’t have a prescription, but encouraged her to take her daughter to the emergency room. Caroline pleaded with the man to give one to her, but he refused. Meanwhile, Emma Sloan laid out on the street in anaphylactic shock, surrounding by a crowd of onlookers as well as her two sisters. After being refused an EpiPen by the pharmacist, Carolina attempted to take her daughter to the nearest hospital, but she wasn’t able to get that far.
Emma collapsed on the street, and even though a passing doctor tried to keep her alive, she succumbed to the reaction and died in front of her family and a group of onlookers.
Caroline says she does not blame the Chinese restaurant for giving them the sauce with peanuts, but is furious that she was ignored by the pharmacist.
"I'm so angry I was not given the EpiPen to inject her. I was told to bring Emma to an A&E department," said Mrs. Sloan. "Emma was allergic to nuts and was very careful. How could a peanut kill my child? I want to appeal to parents of children with nut allergies to make sure their child always carries an EpiPen with them."
Emma has always been very careful and would check the ingredients of every chocolate bar and other foods to be sure they didn't contain nuts," Caroline added.
Both police and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland are currently investigating the young girl's tragic death.
A 19-year-old girl in Eugene, Ore., died after inhaling the household product Dust-Off in an apparent attempt to get high.
Shayla Ream’s family found her unconscious in her bedroom next to a puddle of her own vomit. Despite her grandfather’s attempts to give her CPR, the paramedics arrived and she was in critical condition. Early the next morning, Ream was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ream’s family says that they’re sure the girl died from inhaling the Dust-Off, and the doctors agree. Now, Shayla’s sister Cassandra says she wants to make sure that other teenagers know the real dangers of doing what her sister did.
“I wouldn’t want this to happen to anybody else,” said Cassandra. “I really care about other people and for their sake and I know that my sister would care about them.”
Cassandra went on to explain just how her sister died.
“It coated her lungs as she huffed the inhalant called Dust-Off,” explained Cassandra. “When that happened it left no more oxygen to her brain, which shut off all of her organs. And it only happened in a matter of minutes.”
The family says that Shayla was “just starting to become somebody,” after completing her first semester in college and starting down the path to becoming a wedding planner.
Statistics show that inhalants are the fourth most abused substance behind alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.
A 61-year-old man is on the run in the Dominican Republic after the 13-year-old girl he had a sexual relationship with recently gave birth to triplet boys.
In the Dominican Republic, the legal age of consent is currently 18, but the country actually has an extremely high rate of teen pregnancies, with around 15 percent of teenager girls becoming mothers.
The 61-year-old man is now being hunted by authorities who plan to charge him with sexually abusing a child. If found and charged, the man could face decades in prison for his crime.
The three triplet boys, named Samuel, Joshua, and Jovanny, were all born premature and each weighed around 3-4lbs at birth, but doctors expect them to survive. The young mother of the newborn babies is reportedly “happy” after giving birth, despite the seriousness of the situation with the much older man.
Doctors say the girl is expected to return home with her children soon. Police are still actively searching for the 61-year-old man who fathered the teenage girl’s children.
11Popular High School Student Sadly Commits Suicide One Day After Getting in Trouble for Throwing a Party
A 14-year-old high school freshman with a promising future took his own life after being caught throwing a party with some of his friends.
Reagan Austin Beene of Milton, Ga., was found dead by his sister. The teen was apparently outgoing, popular and well-liked, so his suicide came as a shock to his community. Reports claim that Reagan, along with some of his friends, were recently charged with underage drinking after police broke up a house party that the teens had thrown. He committed suicide just one day after being charged.
Schoolmates mourned over their friend’s untimely death and made a memorial outside of their school. Beene was a rising star on the football field as a freshman and also played lacrosse for his high school.
Cambridge High School Principal Ed Spurka sent a notice to families regarding Beene’s death.
“We express our deepest sympathy to the Beene family; our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of grief,” wrote Spurka. “Tonight and in the coming days, I encourage you to talk to your children about their feelings and experiences and encourage them to seek support from our counseling staff if appropriate.”
Friends took to social media to express their shock and sadness over the loss of Beene, with Twitter user @threebusybees saying what most are probably thinking, “It always comes back to the WHY? #RIPReaganBeene.”
Beene left behind his parents, two older sisters and younger brother. It has not been confirmed that the suicide had anything to do with the charges he was facing.
11Ohio Teenager Claims He Accidentally Killed Friend While The Two Were Playing with Knives and Smoking Marijuana
An 18-year-old girl was tragically killed after she and a friend were playing around with knives and the friend, 17-year-old Adrien McGee, threw a knife at her. He claims that he was aiming for a tree, but because the two were high on marijuana, he missed and the knife struck her in the neck.
When McGee realized that the knife struck 18-year-old Danielle Michaels, he fled the scene and went on with his evening, reportedly shopping at Best Buy and watching sports with his brother at a local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. McGee’s parents claim that their son only left because he didn’t know how to handle the situation and that the whole thing was an accident. Police found the young woman’s body behind her school in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
“Once we identified the victim we were able to do some fairly quick backtracking and determine who she had spent some of the time with over the weekend,” said Reynoldsburg Police Chief Jim O’Neill, who also says McGee wound up confessing his involvement to police. “This person confessed and gave us significant indication that he was aware of the condition of the body, and the crime scene led us to believe at that point that we have the right person,'
While McGee maintains that his involvement in the death of his friend was an accident, police say that he knew exactly what he was doing. According to reports, they also claim that the teenager cut Michaels' arm with the knife.
McGee currently remains detained in a juvenile detention center. It is likely that although McGee is only 17, he will be tried as an adult.
A hearing is scheduled for November 27th.